July 13, 2010
Dominica tops SVG

Host St. Vincent and the Grenadines had to settle for third place in the inaugural Winlott Inc. Windward Islands T/20 Competition,{{more}} which concluded last Sunday at the Arnos Vale One Playing Field.

It was Dominica, who stole the show and pocketed $10,000, the first place trophy and medals.

The Dominicans, who finished last in the preliminary round, ousted St. Vincent and the Grenadines in the play off to set up the final against St. Lucia who beat Grenada at their turn.

St. Vincent and the Grenadines finished top in the preliminaries with wins against Grenada and St. Lucia, but was beaten by Dominica. This was the Dominicans only win.

But they turned it around in Sunday’s final. Dominica batted first and scored 135 for 7 off their 20 overs. Tyrone Theophile made 52 and Captain Liam Sebastian 24 not out.

Shirlon Isodore took 2 for 36 and Denis Louis 2 for 15, bowling for St. Lucia.

After a good start, St. Lucia was strangled by the bowling of Sebastian, who bagged 4 for 28, and Shane shillingford 2 for 27, as they reached 112 for 8.

Keddy Lesporis was the topscorer with 35 and Johnson Charles made 26. Theophile earned himself $300 for being the Man of the match.

In yesterday’s other match, St. Vincent and the Grenadines saw off Grenada by 36 runs.

Led by Salvan Browne’s 51 and Donwell Hector’s 42, the host reached 135 for 7.

Nellon Pascal took 3 for 21, and Leron Celestine 2 for 25.

Grenada was limited to 99 all out,with Rawl Lewis making 22. Dyke Cato picked up 3 for 17, Alston Bobb 2 for 15 and Deighton Butler 2 for 18.

Browne was named man of the match and gained $150.

Runner up St. Lucia earned $5,000 and St. Vincent and the Grenadines $2,500.

St. Lucia’s Gairy Mathurin was the most economical bowler at 3.20 runs, with Rawl Lewis the highest wicket taker with 11 scalps. Donwell Hector scored the most runs – 101. Lindon Lawrence of Grenada hit the highest individual score 56. Each received $250.

Liam Sebastian was adjudged the MVP of the competition.

The competition is now expected to be an annual affair as a precursor to the West Indies T/20 competition, which too will become a yearly event. (RT)